Hilarious Encounter Between Pokimane and Esfand Becomes Most Viral Clip of TwitchCon 2023 Paris On Day 1

Published 07/10/2023, 12:30 PM EDT

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TwitchCon is taking place in Paris despite a lot of concerns by the fans and community. The riots that are sending tremors across France made a lot of traveling fans raise eyebrows over the safety and security in Paris right now. Amidst all the backlash, Twitch refused to back down from their decision to get on with the event.

While the move has received some disapproval from many community members, TwitchCon 2023 is also hosting thousands of fans who braved safety concerns to attend the semi-annual streaming event. As the first day of TwitchCon came to an end, the brief meeting between streamers Pokimane and Esfand has fans in splits.

Pokimane asked for $10 from Esfand for a selfie


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A video was posted on Twitter on July 9 showing Twitch streamer Esfand going up to Pokimane and the duo having a brief conversation. Pokimane rose to fame thanks to her League of Legends and Fortnite streams on Twitch and is now one of the most-known faces in the industry. As Esfand came closer to a mask-wearing Pokimane, the former joked that he was her fan and wondered if Pokimane would pose for a picture with him.

Pokimane was seen giggling behind her mask as both played along. However, Pokimane’s security, being unaware of the two’s friendship, rushed into the scene to see if Pokimane needed some help from a potentially overwhelming fan. Pokimane couldn’t stop but laugh at the situation but assured her security that Esfand is a close friend, and she doesn’t need any help. While the interaction was very short, it was heartwarming for fans who traveled to Paris for the convention.


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TwitchCon 2023 apparently doing great

Paris is experiencing intense political turmoil at the moment. An incident of police shooting sparked outrage among the citizens who have taken to the streets to voice their dissatisfaction. Amidst such times, TwitchCon didn’t call off the event scheduled for July and faced significant criticism from the community. Popular content creators like TrainwrecksTV slammed Twitch for ignoring the safety issue of traveling fans.


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However, Twitch held its ground with assurances of a smooth event. They repeatedly told their fans to remain calm and attend the convention without fear. So far, the authorities seem to be delivering on their words as the first day of TwitchCon was spent without any outside threat.

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Footages surfacing from the event also showed some pretty wholesome moments during the first day of TwitchCon. Fans can’t stop smiling as Pokimane was seen to have a brief interaction with Esfand on the first day.


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What did you think about them coming in the same frame at TwitchCon 2023? Let us know below.

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